Exactly five months after our starting day, we crossed the George Washington Bridge into New York City.
The views of the city were amazing and made us really feel like we were almost done.
We took one peak over our shoulders to say goodbye to the life we’ve been living for five months and then powered on.
We stopped for brunch at an iconic restaurant. We watched enough Seinfeld on the few stays in motels we had to feel like we needed to stop at Tom’s Restaurant.
And of course we walked through Central Park.
And saw the many sights of the park.
Even though we felt like we were back in the forest for a minute, the buildings around us reminded us we were almost there.
Walking through Manhattan gave us the chance to see all of the important spots.
And we crossed the Brooklyn Bridge. We had to cross into Brooklyn to make it to Coney Island.
And we took many moments to enjoy the city from the bridge.
Making sure to look like absolute tourists, we took pictures across the whole bridge.
And we could see one of the attractions we hadn’t had a chance to see yet.
Walking across the bridge felt so surreal. We spent over a year discussing the trip, and almost six months to do the walk, and here we are, at the end.
A few people stopped to ask us what the sign was about. Even New Yorkers are curious sometimes.
And we made it to Park Slope, where we’d settle for a few days before some of Rebecca’s family flies into town to see us touch the ocean.
Thursday morning we walked 6 of the last 7 miles to Coney Island. We want to give Rebecca’s mom, aunt Diane, and cousin Rose a few steps to feel like they participated in the walk.
After our (short) walk, we went to a thrift store to buy some regular people clothes. We also did laundry. We’re starting to get back into the flow of real life.
On Saturday we will walk to the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island close to noon eastern time. We will be live tweeting and instagraming on that day so everyone can know when we’re officially finished in real time. You can find our Twitter and Instagram user names on our “contact us” page, but just in case:
Today(s) we walked through:
Fort Lee, New Jersey
New York City
Upper West Side,
Tim: 44,432; 29,140; and N/A steps
Rebecca: 49,048; 32,395; and N/A steps
2995 miles finished